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Si bene commemini, causæ sunt quinque bibendi; Hospitis adventus, præsens sitis, atque futura, Aut vini bonitas, aut quælibet altera causa.
If all be true that I do think,
There are five reasons we should drink;
Attributed to PÈRE SIRMOND by MENAGE and
Let the back and sides go bare, my boys,
The Beggar. Old English Folk Song. Version
in CECIL SHARPE's Folk-Songs from Somerset.
So, in the Libyan fable it is told
That once an eagle, stricken with a dart,
ESCHYLUS-Fragment. 123. PLUMPTRE's trans. The idea of the eagle struck by a feather from her own wing is proverbial. See note by PORSON, 139, to EURIPIDES' Medea. DIONYSIUS OF HALICARNASSUS, REISKE'S ed. 970. EUSTATHIUS-ad Iliad. P. 632. 489. SCHOLIAST On Lucian. Vol. I. P. 794. ROGER L'ESTRANGE, Fables of Esop. 48. Eagle and the Arrow.
(See also BYRON, MOORE, WALLER, also PHILLIPS under RELIGION)
So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain,
That eagle's fate and mine are one,
Which, on the shaft that made him die,
Espied a feather of his own,
Wherewith he wont to soar so high.
EDMUND WALLER-To a Lady Singing a Song Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
of his Composing. Ep. XIV.
(See also ÆSCHYLUS)
On the third morning He arose,
Bright with victory o'er his foes.
When the Sultan Shah-Zaman
Even before he gets so far
As the place where the clustered palm-trees are,
Sweetened with syrup, tinctured with spice,
And wines that are known to Eastern princes.